The grant from Komen Great Plains will support “Screen Early for Breast Cancer—Save Lives”, an initiative to educate and encourage women to access screenings for earlier detection to reduce the rates of deaths due to breast cancer. West Central District Health Department will facilitate a series of breast cancer education programs to educate and share information. Call 308.696.1201 for more information. Anyone wishing to schedule an event for a group may contact West Central District Health Department.
In addition to education, “Screen Early for Breast Cancer—Save Lives” will provide financial assistance to women over or under 40 with risk factors, especially those who are uninsured or underinsured, to receive clinical breast examinations and mammograms. With high rates of late-incidence diagnosis of breast cancer and high rates of death due to breast cancer among women in Lincoln County, early screenings are a critical factor in the detection of breast cancer. With WCDHD’s mission of “Early Detection, Intervention, and Prevention of Disease, Disability, & Premature Death”, WCDHD will seek to increase education and awareness to encourage screenings. Those interested in learning more about the financial assistance program may contact West Central at 308.696.1201 or stop by their office at 111 N. Dewey, North Platte.